On Sunday, August 27, LCC Kare 9® Military Dogs Nigel (LCC Staff) and Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois) and their veteran handlers attended the Fort2Base Race.
The event was held at Foss Park on the grounds of the Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, Illinois. 2023 marked the 12th annual Fort2Base race, a monumental race through Illinois’ most impressive, historic, and contemporary military command and training centers.
The Kare 9s greeted race athletes and their families to bring the compassion and mercy of Christ to them. Most of the time, this was accomplished without words, simply by their presence.
Fort2Base Race and Headstrong came together in a strategic partnership aimed to raise awareness for military members seeking mental health treatment in the Chicagoland area.